Saturday, 14 April 2018

Book Beginnings on Fridays and The Friday 56

I have packed most of my books, so difficult to find something of this meme. I recently finished The Mistresses of Cliveden by Nathalie Livingstone. A fascinating story of a house with mostly women owning it. It was built for a woman in the first place. The Duke of Buckingham built it for his mistress Anna Maria in the 17th century. From there it was enlarged and hosted different families.

Book beginning hosted by Rose City Reader

"In the thin light of a January morning, the Duke of Buckingham galloped towards Barn Elms, the appointed site for the duel he had so long awaited."

The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice

"The most convenient way to travel from London to Cliveden in 1671 was by boat along the River Thames."

I am fascinated by old houses, castles and manor houses, and this book gives you not just the story of the house, but also the story of the fascinating people who inhabited it.


  1. I love the sound of this one! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  2. Sounds great! I was pulled in at duel! Happy weekend!

  3. That sounds like something I need to read. Now I'm off to add to my TBR.
    Here's a link to my most recent Friday 56:

    1. It is interesting and you also get some political history of the day all through the history of the castle.
      Although you Friday 56 quotes sounds intriguing, I am not so much into these kind of books. However, they seem to be very popular so maybe I should try! Thanks for passing by.